Monthly Archives: January 2014

Leading Online and Socially

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Technology and the explosion of communication it’s enabled has transformed nearly every industry, discipline, and field. Leadership is no exception. Today, leaders everywhere can engage in focused and effective development with a quick mouse click. Famous authors and less-known (but equally insightful and inspiring) online thought leaders offer wisdom that’s used by millions daily to enhance their effectivity, motivate their followers, and drive business results. The breadth and variety of how this occurs speaks to the flexibility of the technology, the power of social media, and the creativity of those using both. Each week, I’m inspired and enriched by: Blogs: …

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How Family Friendly are you Really

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Guest Post by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans I’m delighted to share a guest post from my friends Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evans. They are the co-authors of the bestseller Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay… the fifth edition of which is now available. Sharon and Bev address 26 strategies leaders can use to optimize engagement and retention.  Being a wife and mom myself, ‘becoming more family friendly’ is one of my personal favorites. People disengage or quit when rigid workplace rules cause unbearable family stress. Would they leave your organization over work/family conflicts? Yes. …

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Growth: It’s No Longer Optional

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“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.”    – John Maxwell This has been a favorite quote of mine for some time… a good reminder to take advantage of the happenings around us and leverage them toward personal or professional development.  But looking at it in the context of the 2014 workplace, I’m not sure that the last three words are as true, valid, or helpful as they once were. In today’s hyper-competitive environment, growth is no longer optional; it’s non-negotiable. Treading water is not a valid strategy in fast-moving business currents. Maintaining the status quo – whether it’s your customer base, …

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Before Competence

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I finally got around to reading Before Happiness by Shawn Achor over the holidays. It’s an insightful book that describes how we must learn to see the world through a more positive lens which allows us to summon the motivation, emotion, and intelligence necessary to achieve happiness and success. The reading prompted me to begin considering the precursors of other fundamental success-driving factors… like competence. Competence is essential to workplace (or any-place) success. The ability to perform well and efficiently, proficiency, mastery, and expertise – it all lays a solid foundation for accomplishment and results. But competence doesn’t spontaneously appear; …

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